Business Aviation

News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

June 20, 2017, 6:24 PM

Bizjet Market Mimicking 'Lost Decade,' Analyst Says

Business jet deliveries are anticipated to remain largely flat over the next several years, but still at rates that are double that two decades earlier.

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While the aerospace industry faces difficulties finding enough suitably qualified and experienced engineers in coming years, there are bright spots where companies are investing heavily in the next generation-such as at SR Technics in Zurich, Switzerland which has supplied large, well-equipped workshops for training. (Photo: Ian Sheppard)
May 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM
While all the talk is of pilot shortages, it is the aging population of maintenance engineers that poses the biggest problem.
Small and medium-size airports in Europe often lack the infrastructure necessary to enable complex approaches, limiting the utility of the airport. EGNOS, and the highly accurate position data it provides, makes these airports more accessible for business aviation operations without the cost of complicated ground structure.
May 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM
With airport access being a big concern for European business aviation GNSS systems as EGNOS are helping to open up new airports to the sector.
Universal’s recently refurbished FBO at Paris Le Bourget offers pilots a comfortable lounge to relax in.
May 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM
FBO group invests in improved facilities in response to tougher competition.
Honeywell's Aviation Mandates Infographic
May 18, 2014 - 3:00 AM
Many operators have barely started the process for complying with new navigational requirements like FANS 1/A.
Online charter marketplace Avinode recently enhanced its empty-leg feature to make it easier for users to combine trips to popular locations.
May 18, 2014 - 3:00 AM
The efficiency of high-density routes could be increased by the industry working together to fill empty legs.
Jetcraft’s Avionics Systems recently received an  STC for aftermarket installation of Elbit-Kollsman’s  AT-HUD advanced technology head-up display.
May 17, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Jetcraft sees plenty of opportunity in the aircraft sales brokerage business, with the U.S. and Europe the strongest markets.
Dubai-based trip support group UAS has expanded its global network by opening a new regional headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
May 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM
The flight planning and support group has new offices in Africa as well as further plans for growth in Asia.
May 17, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Some operators are merging, others are creating groups under a parent company. Meanwhile, a third option is to form an alliance like AirClub.
Thierry Boutsen, retired Formula-One race car driver and head of Monaco-based aircraft brokerage Boutsen Aviation, sees Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the burgeoning business aviation market in the Middle East, where it maintains a large database and from which comes 30 percent of the firm’s clients.
May 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM
Up to 1,300 aircraft could be registered in the Middle East by 2020, broker says.
UTC Aerospace Systems’ electronic flight bag (EFB) family, which includes the SmartDisplay G700 series, tablet interface module (TIM)  and aircraft interface device (AID).
May 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM
UTC Aerospace invites EBACE attendees to plug their mobile devices in for a fresh battery charge and a test of the company’s Tablet Interface Module.